Hundreds of thousands protest in Chechnya against Mohammad cartoons

Russian protests Charlie Hebdo

People attend a rally titled ‘Love for the Prophet Mohammad’ to protest against satirical cartoons of the prophet, in Grozny, Chechnya January 19, 2015. REUTERS-Eduard Korniyenko

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Islamic militants attack Chechen capital; 20 dead

An investigative committee minivan parked outside the burned publishing house in central Grozny, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. A gun battle broke out early Thursday in the capital of Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, puncturing the patina of stability ensured by years of heavy-handed rule by a Kremlin-appointed leader. The violence erupted hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin began his annual state of the nation address in Moscow. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

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Boston Marathon explosions: Show us the evidence, says Toronto aunt of bombing suspects

Aunt of bombing suspects “knew them as angels” and does not believe they were responsible for the attack.
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By: News reporter, Published on Fri Apr 19 2013

In the lobby of her Etobicoke apartment building, the aunt of the two Boston bombing suspects shouted one word over and over as reporters questioned her about her now-infamous nephews — one dead, the other leading police on a chase Friday that effectively shut down Boston.

“Evidence,” Maret Tsarnaeva said repeatedly, her voice high with emotion. “I can’t lightly accept this kind of accusations without supporting evidence. Forgive me, but I cannot.”

Tsarnaeva, is aunt to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who survived an overnight shootout and police chase, and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, who was killed in the shootout. The family is ethnically Chechen.

Tsarnaeva had not spoken to the men in about five years, but said she “knew them as angels” and does not believe they were responsible for the attack.

“I don’t know them in a way that they could be capable of this,” she said. She would not rule out the possibility that the photos showing the brothers at the scene had been staged.

“I have to question everything. That’s my nature.”

Many members of the family moved to the U.S. in the early 2000s. Dzhokhar arrived in 2002 with his parents, then Tamerlan came in 2003, with the suspects’ two sisters.

Tsarnaeva, who says she had been a lawyer in Chechnya, claims to have helped with their refugee paperwork.

Tamerlan had married what he described as “a good Christian girl” in the U.S., and had a 3-year-old child, she said.

Tsarnaeva could not say what either nephew was doing recently, but it was confirmed Friday that Tamerlan had studied accounting at a community college but did not finish. Dzhokhar is a student at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, numerous media reported Friday.

As a Chechen, Tsarnaeva says she is accustomed to being set up by the police, and does not believe that the photos or the reports from the FBI are true.

People should not just “swallow” everything the government is saying, she said.

“Being a Chechen … you always have to watch your back,” she said.

On Friday, Tsarnaeva called a hotline to ask for more evidence linking her nephews to the attack.

“I said please, take that into account. Give evidence. Give at least evidence to family members. Because I will never accuse my relatives, my nephews, without having evidence.”

The entire family is Muslim, though Tsarnaeva did not know how devout they were. In the last two years, however, Tamerlan had started praying five times a day, she said.

She described both nephews as smart and athletic, saying Tamerlan had been an amateur boxer. He competed in the National Golden Gloves competition in 2009.

Tsarnaeva said the boys’ father, her brother Anzor, was soft-hearted. He had recently moved to Russia.

“I don’t know how he’s taking this,” she said.

Other members of the suspects’ family were speaking out Friday; Tsarnaeva’s younger brother, Ruslan Tsarni, told reporters in Maryland that he was ashamed of his nephews, and that they were “losers” who couldn’t “settle themselves” in the U.S., according to numerous reports.

Responding to her brother’s words, Tsarnaeva said Ruslan Tsarni had been expecting a lot of the men, especially Tamerlan, who had been his favourite.

To her surviving nephew, Tsarnaeva said: “I just hope this is not true, because I don’t have evidence.”

“If that is you, you take the blame…. You did it for some purpose. Explain it, take some responsibility. What else can I say?”

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Skyscraper Engulfed By Fire, Does Not Collapse

Building refuses to conform to post-9/11 understanding of physics

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 4, 2013

The blaze consumed an apartment building in Grozny, the Chechen capital yesterday evening before it was eventually put out in the early hours of Thursday morning. Fires burned on every single floor of the structure apart from the ground floor.

“According to the emergencies service, the blaze has damaged an area of more than 14,000 square meters. It has completely destroyed the plastic trimming used on the building’s exterior, but the interior remained untouched,” reports RIA Novosti.

The new understanding of physics since September 11, 2001, that limited fire damage can cause buildings to implode at almost free fall speed into their own footprints, was confounded once again as a 40-storey skyscraper in Chechnya was engulfed with flames for hours yet did not collapse.

The building is the tallest structure in the region outside of Moscow, standing at 145-meters (475-foot). No one was injured or killed in the blaze but dozens had to be evacuated.

Although officials expressed concern at one point that the building could collapse, its core structure was not affected by the huge fire.

Compare the skyscraper in Grozny to the similar-sized WTC Building 7 on 9/11, which was not hit by a plane, suffered comparably limited fire damage, and yet collapsed almost into its own footprint at near free fall speed.

Following 9/11, scientists agreed that instead of accepting the premise that some form of explosives must have been used to bring down WTC 7, physics itself must be wrong and that normal fires can burn hot enough to weaken steel cores, despite the fact that they were barely hot enough to break the vast majority of windows in Building 7.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was forced to invent a “new phenomenon” of “thermal expansion” to explain to collapse of WTC 7, labeling it “the first known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building” in history.

The collapse of Building 7 was so highly anticipated that it was reported before it happened by several news stations, including BBC and CNN. Firefighters, police and first responders were all told to get back from the building because it was about to be brought down.

The Grozny skyscraper is just the latest example of a building refuse to conform to our new post-9/11 understanding of physics, following the example of a similar sized building in Beijing which was also consumed by fire in 2009 but remained standing.

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